Is your vehicle winter ready

Over the last couple of weeks, we seem to have had a real mix of weather. Many of us have experienced a mini heatwave for a few days where the temperatures have reached above 28 degrees and then the temperatures have dropped to the high teens and bought a lot of rain with it. This type of weather can make for hazardous driving conditions as if we have spells of hot and dry weather for a long time then have heavy rain it often means that there will be a lot of ground water about as the earth cannot absorb the water as quickly. It is important to ensure that your vehicle is ready for the in autumn and winter months ahead. You need to check your tyres very carefully...
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Check your wheels for damage regularly

Wheels are a massive part of the safety of the vehicle and should be checked on a regular basis to prevent an accident due to and issue with the wheels. Damaged wheels or tyres can cause serious accidents and therefore it is vital that you check them often. So many accidents that happen on our roads are caused by defective wheels or tyres or simply worn tyres. Mots of these could be avoided if car owners took a little bit more care.  You may notice that you tyre seems to be losing pressure and going flat after only a few days. You may instantly assume that there is an issue with your tyre and that you have a puncture but this is not always the case.  Damaged wheels can cause...
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Do you do enough miles to have a diesel car?

When it comes to buying a new or used car you need to decide if you want to have petrol or diesel. Diesel cars tend to cost a bit more to buy at present but this could change as electric cars become increasingly popular. The cost of fuel is also often more expensive for diesel cars although there has been times over the last few years where the prices have been the same. Diesel cars should give you a better miles per gallon than the equivalent petrol versions, so if you do a lot of miles a diesel car is probably the option for yu. Since 2009all diesel cars have to be fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter. The DPF is designed to collect soot that is produced by the...
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Rules and regulations regarding car accessories

If you own your own car then you may be tempted to add the latest gadgets or accessories to personalise your vehicle or to make certain tasks easier. For example, if you use your phone as a sat nav then you may invest in a phone holder that you can place in a position where you can easily see the screen. When choosing accessories and gadgets for your car, you do need to think not only are they functional but are they legal and are they safe. Often when people have a car, they hang air fresheners or toys such as fluffy dice from the rear view mirror. This can actually obstruct your view and be quite dangerous if they are positioned incorrectly. If you are in doubt or find...
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Buying a second hand SUV

when it comes to buying a s egg and hand SUV you need to do your research SUV’s and pickups tend to hold their money more so than most family cars so you need to bear in mind that you may need a bigger budget. If you only have a small budget of less than £8000 you will probably have to buy something that is a little old or has higher mileage. Not all SUVs are four wheel drive and some models of car are only four wheel drive on certain variants so it is important to do your research. The Nissan Qashqai is a popular choice of SUV as it is reasonably sized and affordable but it is not known to be that reliable. Some other good contenders for...
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